Keep Track of Your Conversations in One Place

You can now stay on top of the discussions you care about, right from your Reader.

Today, we’re introducing Conversations: a tool in the Reader that makes it easier for you to monitor and participate in the discussions you care about the most.

Let’s face it: it can be hard to keep track of all the conversations you take part in online. When your favorite posts generate an active discussion, you might miss out on some meaningful exchanges. To find out if a post has new comments, you would have to manually search for it in your stream, or enable comment emails, which would then fill your inbox with every single comment coming from that post.

With the new Conversations page, new comments on your followed posts on any WordPress.com or Jetpack-connected sites will all appear in a single stream, including for sites you don’t follow. You’ll now be able to read and add your replies without having to leave the Reader!

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You can also view earlier comments by expanding the row of avatars under a post.

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Which posts will appear in Conversations? Any post you’ve Liked or commented on will show up there. You may also manually add a post by choosing the Follow Conversation option when you view the full post in the Reader…

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…or directly from your stream.

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If you decide to leave a conversation, just unfollow it to remove it from your Conversations stream.

By making it easier for people to monitor and participate in conversations they care about, we can encourage more interaction and allow everyone to easily join the discussions happening on your site.

Give Reader Conversations a try and let us know what you think in the comments below! Thank you, once again, for being part of the WordPress.com community.


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  1. caregiverlifeweb

    I found this post very helpful. I think it will make following posts a lot more easy, with being able to post back much easier also. I’m also just testing the post back out, looking good.

    Liked by 16 people

  2. msarora

    How to view on mobile phones or app

    Liked by 11 people

  3. RosemaryMarie

    This is terrific! Thank you for your hard work!

    Liked by 10 people

  4. Jack of All Trade

    Thanks for the great tips

    Liked by 9 people

  5. Bakshi Ji

    Thanks a lot mam . God bless you 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Gianna

    Loving the new feature!!

    Liked by 9 people

  7. toinspireus

    The Converations tool in reader has been very helpful in maintaining engagement with Readers. Thanks so much for breaking down its uses.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. sungwen

    Perfect. Thanks!

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Mr.Dal

    Good i like it 👍

    Liked by 7 people

  10. sandymancan

    Very good for when collective minds come together, it could change the world forever.

    Liked by 11 people

  11. sharemoneyideas

    Very nice feature. I am just beginning my blogging, so I know I have a lot to learn.

    Liked by 8 people

  12. Susan Gutterman

    This should be great. Thank you!

    Liked by 9 people

  13. buzztone

    Great that this is also available on Jetpack-connected sites.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. Rocco B

    Sweet!!!. Nice.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. Felicia Denise

    New, useful changes from WordPress! 😉

    Liked by 9 people

  16. what sandra thinks

    Yet another “feature” that discourages readers from visiting my actual blog. When they see it in the reader only, my theme, sidebar, and everything else I’ve customized is invisible… rendering it pointless. It’s disappointing, in my opinion.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Jan Cavan Boulas

      Hi there, thanks for your feedback! Reader is just another avenue for your site to get more traffic in addition to the ones you’re already getting directly to your site. People will hopefully come across your site via the Reader leading to more visits you may not have otherwise had.

      Liked by 9 people

  17. lunarft

    Amazing, awesome!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  18. Shirly

    Awesome! Thank you 🙏🏽
    I have made monthly goals where I am working toward surpassing the amount of views in my blog, just for personal achievement, nothing crazy.
    My blog is about self love. It encourages you to love yourself above anyone else. I’d love to inspire and motivate yourself into loving who you truly are.

    Liked by 11 people

  19. nikkib28

    I was just wondering how I was going to be able to keep up with conversations in the future. This is helpful.

    Liked by 9 people

  20. animedrawings802

    Very helpful to keep the pace.

    Liked by 7 people

  21. blackwhiteredme

    That is very nice feature improvement 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  22. -Eugenia

    Bravo!

    Liked by 7 people

  23. umashankar

    One more great feature! I noticed unless I go to WP Admin, I can’t take bulk action, say delete all spam at one go.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. teawithjennifer

    Thank you Jan, that was very informative. Being a blogging newbie, every bit helps!

    Liked by 6 people

  25. Terry Madeley

    That sounds like a great feature – looking forward to making the most of it.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. Cerita Bahasa

    Wow, another great update. Thanks WP team!

    Liked by 7 people

  27. Nate Maingard

    Is there any way to make the comment box appear before the comments? I have some posts where people have to scroll for a long time before they can leave a comment…

    Liked by 5 people

    • Jan Cavan Boulas

      Hi Nate, thanks for your question. We’re always listening to your feedback! We order the comments chronologically to maintain the context of the discussion and allow readers to be able to easily follow the conversation, hence, the comment form is located at the bottom where the comment will be displayed after its submission.

      Liked by 2 people

  28. The Thrifty Campers

    good to know, thanks!

    Liked by 6 people

  29. mclearn

    welcome idea for us to function well.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. TeacherofYA

    Is this something that will be in the app, or just for use on the main site? Because this is genius!

    Liked by 4 people

    • Jan Cavan Boulas

      Hi there! Yes, for now, you can access it on the main site. You may also log-in to WordPress.com using your mobile browser and go to Conversations from the Reader. Thanks for your feedback!

      Liked by 3 people

  31. Kunal Desai

    Such features make life easier. You did an Excellent job. Keep it up.

    Liked by 6 people

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